This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Refrigeration Mechanic position for the Facilities Operations & Maintenance department at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Refrigeration Mechanic builds, installs, maintains, and repairs commercial and domestic refrigeration and heating equipment and air conditioning systems in State institutions.
The Refrigeration Mechanic will have daily contact with university staff to perform inspections, troubleshoot and preventative/corrective maintenance on a wide variety of types and sizes of refrigeration and heating equipment utilized by the university, including some scientific equipment. Frequently contacts vendors to research and resolve equipment and parts problems. Operates and maintains electrical motors, pumps and compressors. Inputs and maintains accurate Computerized Maintenance Management System CMMS records for labor, refrigerant usage, material and status. Responds to customer requests, provides estimates and performs appropriate repair and/or installation.
Our teams construct, protect, repair, maintain, and preserve the physical facilities and utility systems of the University. We provide timely, cost effective, and professional services that enhance the instructional, research, and service goals of the University. The results of this program affect the entire University student body, faculty, and staff.
Employee shall conduct themselves in accordance with the mission vision values of the organization and per the Expectations of a Professional Work Environment.
Journey-level refrigeration mechanic experience which shows skill installing, maintaining, and repairing refrigeration equipment and air conditioning systems; OR completion of an approved refrigeration mechanic apprenticeship.
EPA Card or ability to attain within three months of hire.
Strong communications and customer service skills; high attention to detail and the ability to coordinate projects and schedules.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
This position may be required to work a flexible schedule (including weekends, evenings, holidays, and during inclement weather) and may be required to respond to emergency call-ins, day or night.
This position supports essential functions of campus operations and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. The incumbent will be contacted by their direct supervisor or unit leadership daily for extended University delays or closures to determine if they are required to report to work.
The employee in this position will often be required to lift or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and pushing or pulling carts weighing up to 50 pounds.
Most duties of this position include continuous overhead work, bending, stooping, lifting, standing and working in extreme weather conditions. This position requires the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, grime, odor, fumes, temperature extremes and high levels of noise and occasionally work in contaminated areas such as freezers containing biological or pathogenic materials. This position requires the willingness to walk, stand, and work while bending and stooping for extended periods. This position also requires the ability to work around steam and moving machinery in tight areas, confined areas and roofs.
All employees are expected to exercise good customer service communication skills, as appropriate, on every job, keeping the customer and/or requestor informed of every job's progress through completion, and using door hangers or other notification devices where appropriate. Wearing of a communications radio while on the job is a requirement of this position.
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